News of the first influenza related death in California this year is prompting public health officials to urge residents to get a flu shot. The victim is an adult male in his late 30s from Kern County.
Foreclosed homes aren't just enticing to homebuyers. The vacant properties make easy targets – and makeshift homes – for vandals, vagrants, and lawbreakers.
Yarely Contreras and Rogelio Rodriguez of Atwater rang in the New Year by welcoming their first child - and the first baby born in 2012 in Turlock.
One Turlocker's quest to complete a bike ride around the world has taken her all the way to China in just a little over a year, she told the Journal Monday.
Dozens of children and families gathered at the Turlock Library on Wednesday for presentations from the Sacramento-based Puppet Art Theatre. Puppeteer Rachel Malin performed "Three Little Pigs" at two separate shows. The shows were sponsored by Friends of Turlock Library.
The Merced County Sheriff's Posse will be prancing down the streets of Pasadena come Monday as they take part in the 123rd annual Rose Parade.
A Stanislaus County Sheriff's crime scene investigator was killed Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle while collecting evidence at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Hughson.
Everyone knows diamonds are extremely rare, but exactly how rare are they? To find a single one-carat diamond you would have to sift through 100 to 250 one-ton dump trucks full of earth.
Looking for a good reason to take it easy on New Year's Eve? For the first time, state parks across the nation are hosting free, guided First Day Hikes on New Year's Day, offering hikers an up-close and personal look at the country's natural and historic treasures.
In the dark, first minutes of each Jan. 1, the new year is welcomed with the explosions of fireworks in many cities around the country. The noisemaking stems from an ancient belief that scaring away evil spirits is necessary for a happy new year. A relatively recent tradition adopted by many cities is "First Night" community festivities on Dec. 31. Designed to be less rowdy and more family-friendly, the focus is on local culture, such as music, dance, comedy and art. Boston was the first U.S. city to adopt "First Night" celebrations in 1976. Even so, Boston ends the ...
Drinking and Dick Clark aren't the only two ways to pass time until that glistering ball drops in New York City.
New Year's Eve comes just once a year – and maybe just once more period, if you believe in Mayan prophecies.
TID Board of Director President Michael Frantz shares his views on 2011, 2012:
Buying the perfect gift isn't just a challenge to holiday shoppers across the country – it's also an intriguing question for economists.
Aspiring and veteran gardeners have the opportunity to enrich their land plots by exchanging seeds at the Denair Library's inaugural Seed Swap.
Lourdes Calderon and her sons, George Sanchez, 6, and Victor Sanchez, 4, all of Keyes, turned out for the Keyes Library's Feb. 19 craft session where participants made paper pigeons. The craft was in celebration of Mo Willems, an American writer, animator, and creator of children's books who often uses pigeons in his work.
Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.